If you invoke Also sprach Zarathustra in the first two minutes of your movie, you'd better be coming with something strong. This did not.
I hadn't intended to watch this today, so maybe I was in the wrong mood for it. Today, it was pretty bad.
I can't blame the actors. The four leads are fine with the material they're given. But that material is where it falls apart. Or never completely assembles. With post-apocalyptic films, you'd better be good at world-building, particularly if the film revolves around the history of this world. But Rising Storm is content to just deal in the simplest half-formed sketches of a world.
America is apparently a totalitarian theocracy, but in the most generic…